Oreo Pie Crust

Make the best pies ever with this easy Oreo pie crust recipe with only 2 ingredients. It’s a dairy-free and vegan crust that’s ready in minutes and a real crowd favorite.

Filling this crust with Vegan Oreo Cheesecake makes the best dessert ever!

An Oreo crust has been pressed into a glass pie pan and is sitting on a white counter top.

I love flavorful pies. That’s one reason my vegan pecan pie is so popular.

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Using vegan butter adds a delicious, buttery flavor and makes this crust perfect for people who don’t eat dairy
  • Crisp sandwich cookies are broken down into a coarse crumb, creating a crust infused with the flavor of Oreo cookies
  • Pressing the crust into the pan helps to bind the crust together, making a solid foundation for either baked or no-bake pies, cheesecakes, and desserts.
A stick of butter sits next to a bowl of chocolate sandwich cookies.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for this recipe:

  • Chocolate Sandwich Cookies — You’ll need 24 Oreo cookies or your favorite chocolate sandwich cookies. You can use gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies to make this crust gluten-free as well.
  • Vegan Butter — You can use storebought vegan butter (I don’t recommend soft tub margarine), or make your own vegan butter at home. You can also substitute coconut oil (refined has a more neutral flavor).

How to Make Vegan Oreo Pie Crust

  1. Make cookie crumbs by placing the cookies in a food processor and pulsing until they’re the consistency of sand.
  2. Chop the vegan butter into cubes and add them to the food processor, and pulse until combined.
  3. Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

Making Cookie Crumbs for Pie Crusts

Don’t have a food processor? Add the cookies to a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies. Roll over the bag several times until the consistency is like sand. Transfer the cookie crumbs to a bowl. Then melt the butter and add it to the bowl and stir until it’s distributed throughout the crumbs.

Here are more detailed step-by-step instructions:

Step One: Create Cookie Crumbles

  • Food processor method: Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until the consistency of sand.
  • Manual method: If you don’t have a food processor, add cookies to a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies. Roll over the bag several times until the consistency is like sand. Transfer the cookie crumbs to a bowl.
  • You can also buy Oreo crumbs in the baking section of many stores.

Step Two: Add the Fat

Cookie crumbs are in a food processor bowl with cubes of vegan butter on top.

The fat is what holds the pie crust together, so it’s important you choose the right one. I don’t recommend tub margarine that is overly soft at room temperature. The two best options are vegan butter and coconut oil.

  • If you’ve used a food processor to create the cookie crumbs, simply add the vegan butter or coconut oil to the food processor and pulse until it’s combined.
  • For the manual method, add softened or melted vegan butter to the bowl with the cookie crumbs and stir to distribute the butter throughout the mixture.

Step Three: Press the Crust

Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. You can use your hands, the bottom of a glass, or even a measuring cup to press the cookie crumbs.

Take your time pressing the crumbs into the pan to create a uniform crust. This pressing helps create a firm crust when you cut your pie.

A hand presses cookie crumbs into a pie pan.

Filling the Crust

  • For baked recipes, follow the instruction of your pie or cheesecake.
  • You don’t have to pre-bake this crust unless this is what your recipe calls for.
  • For no-bake desserts, I recommend placing the crust in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes before filling it.
  • I love making a chocolate cream pie with oreo crust by adding the filling from this dark chocolate pie to this crust. It’s amazing!

More Vegan Pie Crusts

For more delicious pie crusts, be sure to try my vegan graham cracker crust, oatmeal pie crust, or this more traditional vegan pie crust recipe.

Marly’s Tips

  • This Oreo cookie crust works best for a 9″ springform pan or a 9×9 square pan.
  • For an 8 or 9-inch pie pan, you will have leftover cookie crumbles that can be sprinkled over the top of the finished pie.
  • Crumble the entire cookie, including the cream filling to make this crust.
  • Feel free to use different Oreo flavors to add color and flavor to your pie crusts, such as golden Oreos (see this Vegan Banana Cream Pie recipe)

More Oreo Desserts

A vegan oreo pie crust sits on a counter with more sandwich cookies and a stick of vegan butter behind it.

That’s it for this vegan Oreo pie crust recipe. Enjoy!

Looking down on a chocolate pie in an Oreo crust, with whipped cream on top and chocolate cookie crumbles.

Oreo Pie Crust

This vegan Oreo crust is a delicious foundation for your favorite vegan pies and cheesecakes. It's easy to make this crust, and it's ready in minutes!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 pie crust
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Marly

Ingredients

  • 24 Oreo cookies (or chocolate sandwich cookies)
  • 4 tablespoons vegan butter

Instructions

  • This recipe works best for a 9" springform pan or a 9×9 square pan. If you're using an 8 or 9-inch pie pan, you will have some leftover cookie crumbles that can be sprinkled over the top of the finished pie.
  • Food processor method: Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse until the consistency of sand. Chop of vegan butter and add it to the food processor, and pulse until combined.
  • Manual method: If you don't have a food processor, add cookies to a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies. Roll over the bag several times until the consistency is like sand. Transfer the cookie crumbs to a bowl. Then melt the butter and add it to the bowl and stir until it's distributed throughout the crumbs.
  • Press crumbs into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. You can use your hands, the bottom of a glass, or even a measuring cup to press the cookie crumbs. Take your time pressing the crumbs up the side and around the edges of the top of the pie.
  • For baked recipes, follow the instruction of your pie or cheesecake. You don't have to pre-bake this crust unless this is what your recipe calls for.
  • For no-bake desserts, I recommend placing the crust in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes before filling it.

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Notes

The estimated nutrition is based on the pie crust divided into 12 slices.
Nutrition Facts
Oreo Pie Crust
Amount Per Serving (12 slices)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 141mg6%
Potassium 52mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 178IU4%
Calcium 5mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2020 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

4 Responses to Oreo Pie Crust

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyShawn Reply

    So good! Love it.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      I’m so glad you liked this recipe! ❤️

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyJen Reply

    This is so easy. It was perfect!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Thanks, Jen.

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